Coffee for a Cure

If I didn’t resist the urge, I’d hector you bunch about charity events on a daily basis. So I almost passed on promoting this event, which organizer Stefan Gunther suggested to us. He’s attempting to raise $5,000 by year’s end to fund a run in the Boston Marathon this April. While he’s a local, the marathon is in Boston and he’s targeted the money for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. I’m sure they’re a worthy charity but we’ve got some serious AIDS problems here at home.

However I decided that lauding Mayorga Coffee Factory’s support of Gunther was worth a mention, even if I wish he’d drop some of that money closer to home. In addition to kindly providing Stefan with a location for his charity art auction this Friday at 7:30pm, they’re also allowing him to sell $20 cash cards for $20…. $10 of which they’ll donate to the cause.

So if you spend any amount of time near one of these shops you can feed your caffeine habit for no additional cost while putting $10 towards helping AIDS sufferers. Just contact Stefan at the provided email address to arrange a purchase. I figure it’s a three-fer: support a good cause, caffeinate yourself, and support a good corporate citizen. It’s nice to see a local business doing so much both with their space and their profits.

1 Comment so far

  1. Stefan Gunther (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 12:01 pm

    Thanks for mentioning our auction, Don!

    I would’ve preferred a local recipient of the fundraising dollars as well–we all know about the AIDS crisis in DC. In fact, when I fundraised through the AIDS Marathon Training Program last year, all proceeds went to Whitman-Walker. Since then, though, WW has dropped out of the AIDS Marathon Training Program, which leaves the program with three training sites outside DC. Chicago was the one that offered a slot in the Boston Marathon, which is how I came to fundraise for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Good thing is that it’s still for a great cause!

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